Roughing the Kicker

Definition

A defender, having missed an attempt to block a kick, tackles the kicker or otherwise runs into the kicker in a way that might injure the kicker or his vulnerable extended kicking leg. This protection is also extended to the holder of a place kick.

Outcome

15 yards and an automatic first down

2018 Stats

Overall Totals By Team

There was an average of 0.25 Roughing the Kicker penalties per team league wide.

 AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards GainedDismissedHomeAway
Arizona160000000000
Atlanta1611500100000
Baltimore170000000000
Buffalo160000000000
Carolina1611501000000
Chicago170000000000
Cincinnati160000000000
Cleveland160000000000
Dallas1811501000000
Denver160000000000
Detroit1600000115010
Green Bay1623000200000
Houston1700000115001
Indianapolis1811501000000
Jacksonville160000000000
Kansas City18115001115001
LA Rams190000000000
LA Chargers180000000000
Miami160000000000
Minnesota160000000000
New England1900000115010
New Orleans1800000230002
N.Y. Jets160000000000
N.Y. Giants160000000000
Oakland160000000000
Philadelphia1800000115010
Pittsburgh1611501000000
San Francisco160000000000
Seattle1700000115010
Tampa Bay160000000000
Tennessee160000000000
Washington160000000000
Totals26781200448120044
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